Excessive Worry, Also known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, excess worry can get us down and prevent us from enjoying the moment. If excessive worry persists it can lead to shortness of temper at loved ones and can then lead to exhaustion and depression. But there are evidenced based CBT models to help people manage and overcome worry.
Tips For Dealing With GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
When you can feel your anxiety about to start the best method is to distract the mind and focus on something else. We have put together a list from real people and this is what helps them cope with GAD
- Start thinking of names beginning with the letter (*), Yes just pick a random letter
- Start by naming 5 things you can see, name 4 things you can touch, name 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell and name something you can taste
- Place an ice cube on your ear (do not leave it there to long)
- CBT Breathing exercises
- Counting backwards
- Take a drive and sing to the songs on the radio
Distract the mind by diverting it to focus on something different rather than random what if thoughts.
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